Other Events & Meetings
Several noteworthy meetings, breakfasts and special events will also be sprinkled before and during this year's K/BIS.
One of the new highlights will be the NextGen Design Idea Home, presented by NKBA, which will showcase the most current trends in whole-house design with a special focus in the kitchen and bath areas. It will feature a contemporary floorplan showcasing advanced electronics, products and design ideas.
Another attraction will be this year's Design Idea Center, NKBA's annual signature event of design and function (see related story, Page 118). This year, the editors of Woman's Day Specials and Canac kitchen designers will present "Ultimate Amenities," inspired by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Food Network chefs Rachael Ray and Tyler Florence. They have created the plans for two kitchens and a luxury bath all contained within a single, flow-through space.
The NKBA Board of Directors' Gala is scheduled to take place May 9 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. There, the winners of the 41st annual NKBA Design Competition will be announced, and induction of the newest members of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Hall of Fame will take place.
For more information about the 2005 K/BIS, contact the NKBA at 687 Willow Grove St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840; telephone (800) 843-6522 or (908) 852-0033; Web site www.nkba.org or www.kbis.com.
Traditional-Style Range Hood
ABBAKA (Booth 2873) has unveiled the Classic, a traditionally styled range hood designed, according to the company, to emulate the black canopies used to vent old wood-burning stoves. Standing ribs are replaced by a fusion weld that forms the hood without creating visible joints, while bands have been added to the face of the hood to emphasize its contour. These bands have been attached from the hood's interior using a proprietary process. Round-head solid rivets of brass, copper or steel may be added as decorative elements.
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Aga Ranges, Inc. (Booth 3757) offers the 36" Aga Legacy dual-fuel range. The Aga Legacy features five gas burners ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 BTUs, including one high-powered wok burner. These sit atop three electric ovens ' one multi-functional unit with seven cooking options, one convection oven and one dedicated broiling oven. All gas burners can be converted to LPG, notes the firm.
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The Mediterranean, from Acryline USA Inc. (Booth 327), is an oval island bath measuring 72"x42" with a flat bottom bath well measuring 27-1/2"x44-1/2". The Mediterranean features a raised head and neck support at both ends, with sloping backrests that can each be heated. An elliptical center panel provides balance in the design, the company reports, and is removable so the plumbing can be serviced.
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Alsons Corp./Mixet's (Booth 4750) 681 Series Victorian Showerhead fits a range of traditional styles, according to the company. It is available in five finishes, including 18K Gold, Satin Nickel, Brilliance Polished Nickel, Brilliance Stainless Steel and Oil-Rubbed Bronze. The showerhead measures 8" in diameter and has 97 spray holes for increased water coverage, with a solid brass ball joint connector for adjustability. The 681 Series can be mounted overhead or on a 693 Shower Down shower arm.
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The Trapeze island hood is the latest and largest member of the new Cheng Design by Zephyr line offered by Zephyr Ventilation (Booth 2007). Created by Fu-Tung Cheng, the Trapeze is available in 48", 54" and 60" widths. Features include touch-button controls, dual-level halogen lighting and satin-finish stainless steel, with a slow-curve canopy and cylindrical chimney suspended by telescopic rods.
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Free-Standing Air Bath
Aquatic Industries, Inc. (Booth 5323) now offers a free-standing air bath, the Serenity XI, part of its Serenity Air Bath Collection. According to the company, the Serenity XI features an oval bathing well equipped with 60 air jets designed to offer a "hot springs" massage effect. Three massage settings are available ' continuous bubble action, wave and pulse ' and the Serenity XI can be customized as a multi-colored bath.
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Mega Pulls from Atlas Homewares (Booth 6927) are designed for use with kitchen and bath cabinetry, armoires and doors. Ranging from 9" to 14" in length, these pulls include garden-inspired twists and scrolls, as well as mid-century modern and craftsman styles.
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Capital Solutions for the Home Product Industry (Booths 9203 and 9205) provides financing solutions for manufacturers, distributors and dealers in the consumer electronics and major kitchen appliance industries. The company reports that with more than 6,000 customers, it plays an integral role in the marketing and sales processes of millions of products each year through its inventory financing, asset-based lending and accounts-receivable financing programs.
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Maple Door Style
Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. (Booth 6335) manufactures Milan, a full-overlay, maple, slab door style with edge-banding, designed to create a soft-eased edge, notes the firm. Geometric styling, custom warming drawer panels and metal doors are provided, with dishwasher base cabinets ' sans toe kicks ' to house a refrigerator and freezer.
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